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American Literature in Context: 1830-1865: Volume 2 by Brian Harding

By Brian Harding

First released among 1982 and 1983, this sequence examines the chiefly American cultural context out of which the nation’s literature has constructed. protecting the years from 1830 to 1865, this moment quantity of American Literature in Context examines twelve significant American writers of the 3 many years earlier than the Civil warfare, together with Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. The e-book additionally analyses the writing of 2 modern historians, an highbrow Journalist and Abraham Lincoln. one of the significant issues mentioned the spiritual historical past of recent England Transcendentalism, sectional rivalries, tensions among self-culture and social knowledge, and the widening gulf among the assumption of nationwide future and the very fact of becoming disunity. furthermore, the dominant literary sorts of the interval – sermon, essay, travelogue – are on the topic of the typical cultural assumptions of the age.

This ebook can be of curiosity to these learning American literature and American studies.

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